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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fast3278-1, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. fast3278-1

    fast3278-1 New Egg

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    Hello fellow backyard chickens.I have true Araucana that I hatched and I have to many roosters they are silver duck wing's about a year old I have 5 roosters and 1 hen I would like to purchase 5 hens!!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! The recommended roo to hen ratio is 1 roo to 10 hens, so you might want to either get more than 5 hens or sell some of the roosters. Good luck! :)
    -Banti
     
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Yours is a familiar story...too many roos, not enough hens. Yorkshire coop has given you a good idea about the buy-sell-trade forum (you can use it once you have 20 posts). There is also a free re-homing section to that forum that might be worth checking out.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on that 1 rooster for every 10 hen ratio. As they mature and their hormones kick in, too many roosters will become very hard physically on your hens, over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs, battering them, causing a drop of in lay rate, and potentially, seriously injuring them. The only reason your really need a rooster is to fertilize eggs for hatching and 1 rooster can easily handle 10-15 hens in that regard. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - i hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    All the best
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope you can balance out the load - either rehome several roosters or get many more hens - so the girls won't suffer from overbreeding.
     
  9. fast3278-1

    fast3278-1 New Egg

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    I have nice roosters I am really in need of at least 10 araucana hens my roosters are silver duckwing araucana do you know of anyone that has hens for sale ?
     
  10. fast3278-1

    fast3278-1 New Egg

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    I hope to get more hens soon thanks to anyone that can help!!!
     

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